Monday 12 March 2012 

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Clint McKay

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Clint McKay
Cricket World Player Of The Week - Clint McKay
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Australian fast bowler Clint McKay has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after he returned figures of five for 28 to help his side win the Commonwealth Bank One-Day International series against Sri Lanka.

His haul bowled Australia to a 16-run in the decisive game and included the top-order scalps of Mahela Jayawardene and Dinesh Chandimal and then the final two wickets to fall.

Australia were bowled out for 231, in which McKay had scored 28, a career-best in all one-day cricket and he followed that up with a personal best with the ball.

He had Jayawardene bowled all ends up for 15 and then had Chandimal trapped in front for five as Sri Lanka slipped to 53 for four.

Upul Tharanga led the recovery but McKay's return to the bowling attack late on proved to be their downfall. He promptly had Chamara Kapugedara caught behind and after Tharanga and Nuwan Kulasekara fell, McKay swiftly finished the innings off by bowling Rangana Herath and Lasith Malinga.

Other contenders for the award included this week's century-makers Sarah Taylor, David Warner, Michael Clarke, Tillakaratne Dishan, Graeme Smith, Jacques Rudolph and Jacques Kallis as well as Mohammad Hafeez, Jayawardene, Chris Martin, Vernon Philander and Umar Gul.

© Cricket World 2012